Which Road Shall the ASU Take? [Nov. 1937]
Independent Communist Labor League, ICLL, Independent Labor League of America, ILLA, Communist Party of the USA (Majority Group), CPMG, Communist Party Opposition, Lovestoneites, Marxism, pacifism, Osford Pledge, anti-militarism, radicalism, student movement, Student League for Industrial Democracy, SLID, Young Communist League of America, YCL
"Which Road Shall the ASU Take?"
Collection folkscanomy_politics; folkscanomy; additional_collections
Published by the Student Section of the Independent Communist Labor League
November 25, 1937
This four page leaflet of the youth section of the so-called "Lovestoneite" organization is sharply critical of the Communist Party-led move by the American Student Union to drop endorsement of the pacifist "Oxford Pledge" and to instead endorse the Roosevelt administration's policy of collective security.
The pamphlet declares:
"The ASU has never been able to outgrow the sectarian inheritance of its two parent organizations, the Student League for Industrial Democracy and the communist National Student League. * * *
"As an inevitable corollary of its defense of 'democratic' imperialism, the YCL has become the sponsor of discredited imperialistic maneuvers and alliances, dignified by the name of 'collective security.'"
Published in the USA between 1923 and 1977 without copyright notice in original publication, public domain.
Scanned by Tim Davenport, Early American Marxism website, Corvallis, OR.
Digital files released to the public domain.